Kathy Griffin dumped the Old Spice guy for smothering her

My immediate reaction to that is “he can smother me any day,” but I know how it is when a guy gets too clingy, even if they’re drop dead gorgeous and they smell really good. According to the National Enquirer (I know!) Kathy Griffin, 50, has dumped 13 years younger Old Spice hunk Isaiah Mustafa when he wanted a real relationship and she was just too busy to deal with it. When Mustafa showed up on the set of Glee to surprise Kathy during her guest appearance, that’s when she got spooked and decided to set him free. She’ll have her hookups without complications, thank you.

“Kathy really liked spending time with Isaiah, but it got to be too much and she felt smothered,” a close pal revealed. “The bottom line is that she’s too busy to date anyone seriously – even a sexy, younger guy like Isaiah.

Griffin, 50, and the muscular 37 year-old former pro football player started their short-lived romance in February when they attended the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills as a couple.

A few weeks later, Isaiah surprised Kathy with a visit to the set of “Glee” while she filmed a cameo.

“She started getting cold feet when he showed up at ‘Glee,’” says the friend. “That’s when she realized that he was moving too fast.

“Kathy thrived on dating a gorgeous guy, but she wants her freedom.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, April 18, 2011]

Isaiah called Kathy “amazing and “a force of nature” last month, and while he insisted he’s a “single man” I think we can assume that he’s experienced Kathy’s force of nature firsthand more than once. Good for Kathy for getting hers and moving on. And the good news is that the Old Spice guy is single, hurray! Even if the end of their relationship didn’t go down this way, it’s just like Kathy to spin it in her favor. I kind of admire her. Did you see those bikini pics where she’s looking ghostly though? Those cracked me up. Makeup makes all the difference in the world doesn’t it?

Isaiah Mustafa

Isaiah Mustafa

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  1. Vicky says:

    I will never believe that that hunk of a man had anything to do with that hateful ghost white troll.

  2. embertine says:

    Weirdly, I believe this. He’s totally gorge, but he seems the type to get a little crazy over someone in the early stages.

    I think men fall in love with being in love, just to completely generalise for a moment.

  3. LittleDeadGirl says:

    This totally seems like a story Kathy would put in the papers. I see her grubby little fingerprints all over this one …

  4. sorrento says:

    Whoa…big time shudder for me, she is just a plastic mistake and why won’t she ever go away?

  5. Rita says:

    Attention all ladies!!!!! If you believe this was anything but a fauxmance and that Kathy dumped the spice-dong, I have a bridge you can buy and a secret potion that removes stretch marks as well as a certified map to the fountain of youth. All for just $9.95 plus shipping and handling.

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  6. jc126 says:

    He pings my gaydar. Which I must admit is not 100% accurate, but he does ping it.

  7. LindaR says:

    I’d smother her. With a pillow.

  8. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Too bad he doesnt have as good PR people as she does.

  9. HotLatino says:

    Who believed they were seeing each other anyway! Look at him, he’s a 10, she’s a 2, OMFG!! He’s definitely gay if he was “dating” her

  10. JustBored says:

    Oh Please…She just used him as a pawn and then got tired of him.

    Not saying that he wasn’t clingy but give me a break. Kathy Griffin should be glad anybody is showing her a little interest. I can’t stand her. This reminds me of all that talk about Levi Johnston being her lover. Ughh

  11. Kimbob says:

    He’s a HOTTIE (regardless of his sexual orientation), and she’s a nottie..nuff said.

  12. Hakura says:

    I actually do think he was seeing her. But Kathy, how many chances are you going to get?

  13. Q says:

    Does anyone believe that Kathy Griffin could get a man who isn’t blind or deaf?

    What am I saying, blind and deaf men have more integrity that I am giving them credit for. They would not touch her with a ten foot pole.

    So yes, this is a publicity stunt for a publicity wh*&^

  14. C-DUB says:


  15. Quest says:

    This is like a Sasquatch Sighting or an Urban Legend…who knows????? I myself have to see it to believe it.

    After seeing those beach pics with Kathy. My bet is seeing the Sasquatch.

  16. Shannon says:

    I love Kathy, & I think she looks great for her age. Yes, she’s pale, but she’s a giner & she owns it. She does like to date for publicity, so that’s probably what this was.

  17. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Watch out boys, she’s a man-eater, she’ll chew you up and spit you out!. Tune in next to see Kathy in “The Bachelorette”. I also heard she’s in the new reality project “Brother Friends”.

    With a wink and a nod, Miss Kathy is breakin’ hearts all over Hollywood.

  18. Tammi says:

    Another website said he worked at a gay bar for eight years,they also said he likes blonde males…for some reason I believe this.

  19. LolaBella says:

    Must restrain self from making a “please smother my biscuits” joke.

    Failed. Miserably.

    Seriously though, that man is gorge! I’d prefer to be smothered by him over The Woz any day.

  20. Truthzbetta says:

    Sorry Kathy, no one bought the story and now we find you so insufferable people want to beat and smother you w/ a pillow. It was funnier than her comedy though, so I’ll just be sure to skip that too from now on.

    PR Fail.

  21. Gypsy says:

    I don’t believe it!
    He’s such a gentleman he’ll let Cathy have her spin about a none relationship…That’s what you call a good guy.
    When the rumors started about him and Cathy, I was most disappointed in him that he was allowing himself to be used for publicity, Neve Campbell would have been a classier publicity stunt.

  22. Heather says:

    I dunno, he lost a lot of hot points just for dating her.

  23. Henriette says:

    Kathy and Old Spice Dude really did boink-chikka-boink? Even once? I don’t think so. More likely: Shirley Temple and Hitler. Bullwinkle and Snoopy. John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Think of your own unlikely sexual combos. They are all more likely than Kathy and Old Spice Dude.

  24. PeteZ says:

    C’mon! The hunkiest man in America? She’s an idiot.

  25. truthSF says:

    He must have smothered her Va-jay-jay with his huge dong. :)

  26. Sumodo1 says:

    Is he straight? Just askin’?

  27. DiaBLa says:

    OH My…..I like Kathy but there is no way anyone would dump this Hottie……He could smother and cover me like the hashbrowns at waffle house if he wanted……yummy!!

  28. lisa says:

    I like Kathy.. I think she is really funny. NO she may not be a beauty.. but I like her personality. Much better then some say.. Handler.. yuck.

    Kathy was doing the celebrity bashing way earlier and much better. Her divorce hurt her and I for one would like to see her find some guy to hang with if that is what she wants. She works super hard, and I love how she also supports the troops.

    Her humor is hit/miss like everyone.. but I just like her a lot.

    He is hot..and I don’t think they had a relationship. Kathy would have made sure there were REAL pics of them posted..lol

  29. TJ says:

    OMG LindaR. You just made me laugh so hard, my dog is looking at me like I’m crazy. I do believe you summed it up best.

  30. JenJen says:

    Maybe he is a famewhore just like Levi, they used each other.

  31. harfang says:

    A tiny, highly socialized part of me says “You should have kept him.” A much larger part of me says “Way to not settle, Miz Awesome!!!”